“Back to school” is my favorite time of year. Partially because I love the fall itself — crisp weather, crunchy leaves, apple-picking, etc. — but partially because I love learning. Whenever my brain stagnates a little too much, I start dreaming about school. Because The Boy started kindergarten, and The Girl started preschool this year, I preempted my subconscious by taking a class myself. I had wanted to take a French conversation class at l’Alliance Francaise, but it just seemed like too much for us all to start fresh.

Instead, I signed up for a wheel pottery class at Athletic Field Park‘s ceramics studio. It’s challenging in a much different way than French would have been. Pottery is definitely outside of my comfort zone, but so far, I’ve really enjoyed. I’ve yet to make anything, but that’s not entirely the point. It’s both strange and nice to hang out with people who aren’t women, parents, or experienced career-people.


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